Dancing Dogs

Ceramic figurines

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SKU: 100240
Wagging a hollow tail, a potbellied dog wears a human mask. A pair of canine dancers accompanies him, waltzing to ancient rhythms. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association depict the itzcuintli, a cheerful, barkless breed prized by ancient man. Sculpted in clay as funerary offerings, they accompanied their masters in death to aid the soul in crossing rivers of blood along the road of the dead.
  • Ceramic
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Signed by the artist
  • 1.01 lbs
  • Dancing dogs: 4.5 inches H x 4.5 inches W x 2.2 inches D
  • Dog with mask: 3.5 inches H x 3 inchesW x 5.8 inches D
  • Made in Mexico